Children's Programs

Ongoing Weekly Programs

September-May. Programs are canceled when Minerva Local Schools are not in session.

  • Story Time: WEDNESDAYS at 10:30 AM
    • Join our lively group for songs, finger plays, stories, and more! For young children and their caregivers. No registration required. Promoting Read 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.
  • Evening Family Story Time: THURSDAYS at 6:00 PM
    • Drop into Youth Services for stories, songs, and more! Geared towards families with young children. No registration required.


Other Programs (January-February 2022)

Unless otherwise specified, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Penguin Party: Monday, January 17 from 10 AM-7 PM
    • Drop into Youth Services for penguin-themed activities and crafts! For families with children of all ages.
  • Reading Buddies: Monday, January 24-February 9
    • Pick up a cuddly reading buddy from the Youth Desk and complete the reading challenge to earn small prizes! For children up to 2nd grade. Available beginning Monday, January 24 while supplies last.
  • Going On a Bear Hunt: Wednesday, January 26 at 10:30 AM
    • Follow the bear hunt path, act out the story, and enjoy themed activities. For young children and their caregivers. No registration required.
  • Winter Mystery Break-In Bags: Available beginning Monday, January 31
    • Can you solve the wintry mystery and discover the code to unlock your bag of loot? For 3rd-12th graders. Available at the Youth Desk in two different difficulty levels while supplies last.
  • Chocolate Trials: February 14 from 6-7 PM
    • Compete in chocolate-themed challenges, answer trivia questions, taste test sweets, and more! For 4th-12th graders. Registration opens January 31 and is recommended to guarantee a spot. 
  • Life-Size Candyland: Friday, February 18 (2-5 PM) & Saturday, February 19 (10 AM-2 PM)
    • Drop into Youth Services to play a life-size version of Candyland and collect treats along the way! For youth of all ages. 

Our Sensory Spot is available for educational sensory play! To schedule an appointment, drop by the Youth Desk or call (330) 868-4101.


Check out our online calendar to learn about the other children's events we offer! They're color-coded light blue. 

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